A refreshingly original colour palette and clean, bold shapes tells the ‘story’ in this minimalist painting by Pat Service. As always, the BC artist is inspired by the beauty of nature.
In this painting--a classic lake scene in summer, a cottage sits by the lake, a dock juts out into the water, and a rowboat floats near the shore. The colour palette is unique—orange, pale yellow, turquoise, and white pops against a neutral backdrop.
“Living close to nature for the first 12 years of my life indelibly imprinted on me an identity with trees, fields, creeks, lakes, dirt, rocks, the sun, the sky, gardens, plants, flowers, roads, and so on. Every time I start a new painting I am attempting to honour and seal that connection. “Pat Service
She acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of B.C. and later studied art at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Service’s work is held in private collections in North America, Britain, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.